The High Court hearing the case involving the organizers of the famous “Fix The Country” demonstration and the State, represented by the Ghana Police Service, has been asked by the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeaboah Dame, to make the case a criminal one.
This new twist to the woes of the “Fix The Country” demonstration came up in court yesterday, 21st June, 2021, as the organizers continue to fight an injunction by the Ghana Police Service to prevent their planned demonstration.
According to Mr. Yeboah Dame, as the Chief Prosecutor of the Republic, he is competent to intervene in the case.
The Minister of Justice was reportedly in court, as at previous sittings, to move a motion but told the court that the earlier reliance on the Civil Procedure Act will be changed.
However, according to a report sighted by InsiderGH.com, lawyers for the #FixTheCountry campaigners were left in a state of shock as no charges on this new development were preferred against them, neither was a plea as to guilt or otherwise taken.
Fix the Country campaign started some months ago as a normal social media trend but has metamorphosed into a bigger plan to organize the youths throughout the nation to protest against bad leadership and many other problems they are facing.
The Ghana Police Service subsequently advised the public not to honour any invitation to participate in a demonstration organised by conveners of the #FixTheCountry protest in the sense that it does not comply with provisions of the Public Order Act.